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Authorised form of nameAbney; Sir; William de Wiveleslie (1843 - 1920)
SurnameAbney
ForenamesWilliam de Wiveleslie
Dates1843 - 1920
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Derby, England (24 July 1843)
Death:
Folkestone, Kent (03 December 1920)
ActivityResearch Field:
Photography, chemistry, astronomy
Career:
Joined the Royal Engineers and served in India (1861); returned to England (1867); Assistant Instructor in Telegraphy, Chatham (1871); Instructor in Chemistry and Photography, Chatham; Captain (1873); joined the Science and Art Department, South Kensington as Inspector of Science Schools (1873); retired from the Army (1881); pioneered spectro-photography
Honours:
CB 1888; KCB 1900
Memberships:
Royal Photographic Society (President 1892-1894, 1896, and 1903-1905); FRAS; President 1893-1895); Physical Society of London (President 1895-1897)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1876
Medals/Prizes:
Rumford Medal 1882
Lectures:
Bakerian 1880 and, jointly with Edward Robert Festing, 1886
RelationshipsEldest son of Rev Edward Henry Abney, vicar, and his wife Catharine, daughter of Jedeiah Strutt of Greenhall, Belper.
Married: 1) (1864) Agnes Mathilda, daughter of Edward Smith of Ticton Hall, Yorkshire (she died 1888); 2) (1890) Mary Louisa, daughter of Rev E N Meade of St Mary's Knoll, Scarborough-on-Hudson, USA
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1921 vol 99 pp i-v, plate, signed by E H G-H
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/69670707
Royal Society codeNA6454
Archives associated with this Fellow
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NLB/19/744Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1899
AP/66/17An Experimental Verification of the Sine Law of Malus1889
CMB/10/27Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers Cataract Committee21 July 1913
CMB/10/36Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee15 April 1915
CMB/10/11Glassworkers' Cataract Committee13 July 1909
CMB/10/19Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract CommitteeSeptember 1910
CMB/10/2Minutes, meeting of the Glassworker's Cataract Committee30 October 1908
CMB/10/32Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee7 July 1914
CMB/10/16Glassworkers' Cataract Committee8 July 1910
S/0001Sculpture bust of Abney, Sir William
NLB/19/833Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons4 January 1900
NLB/2/185Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society16 February 1888
NLB/2/96Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society11 January 1888
NLB/4/319Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney19 April 1890
NLB/1/295Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Joseph Norman Lockyer, William de Wiveleslie Abney, Arthur Schuster and Herbert Hall Turner1 December 1886
NLB/2/592Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West Newman & Company19 September 1888
NLB/2/220Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society2 March 1888
NLB/1/603Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society4 October 1887
NLB/1/408Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society23 February 1887
NLB/2/493Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company, 54 Hatton Garden18 July 1888
NLB/2/523Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs West, Newman & Company26 July 1888
NLB/6/429Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney10 May 1892
NLB/2/492Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs J P Collings & Company18 July 1888
NLB/6/344Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney21 April 1892
NLB/4/310Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society18 April 1890
NLB/3/11Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Turner13 February 1889
NLB/2/51Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney20 December 1887
NLB/4/549Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1890
NLB/2/504Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General Edward Robert Festing, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1888
NLB/2/882Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society4 December 1888
NLB/4/287Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Bohun Lodge, East Barnet11 April 1890
NLB/4/610Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society22 July 1890
NLB/4/440Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society30 May 1890
NLB/2/1021Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society31 January 1889
NLB/2/1046Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society8 February 1889
NLB/3/23Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society18 February 1889
NLB/3/147Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Mr Collings27 March 1889
NLB/3/152Copy letter from [Herbert Rix], to Mr Collings29 March 1889
NLB/6/699Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings29 June 1892
NLB/6/111Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society4 March 1892
NLB/6/432Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings11 May 1892
NLB/6/346Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney22 April 1892
NLB/4/1179Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney6 February 1891
NLB/3/641Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society29 July 1889
NLB/6/711Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney30 June 1892
NLB/6/836Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society20 July 1892
NLB/6/888Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society5 August 1892
NLB/6/404Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings, 172 Strand2 May 1892
NLB/6/239Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society31 March 1892
NLB/6/402Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney2 May 1892
NLB/7/668Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wivelesli Abney7 April 1893
NLB/6/502Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney26 May 1892
NLB/6/465Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney17 May 1892
NLB/6/427Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary, Royal Astronomical Society11 May 1892
NLB/6/565Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain [William de Wiveleslie] Abney1 June 1892
NLB/6/591Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to C S Jeaffreson8 June 1892
NLB/6/715Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Collings, 172 Strand1 July 1892
NLB/3/1078Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to G S Edwards, 49 The Mansions, Earls Court Road6 January 1890
NLB/5/82Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 March 1891
NLB/5/93Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr [Robert] Farquharson, [Farquharson, Member of Parliament, Reform Club, Pall Mall]13 March 1891
NLB/6/1187Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1892
NLB/5/183Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society10 April 1891
NLB/6/1027Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]5 October 1892
NLB/5/243Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society18 April 1891
NLB/6/1070Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Richard E S Cooper, 115 Nantwich Road, Crewe18 October 1892
NLB/5/377Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society1 June 1891
NLB/6/1058Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to General Edward Robert Festing14 October 1892
NLB/5/376Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 June 1891
NLB/7/213Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Henry Phillips Junior, Chairman of the Anniversary Committee, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia21 December 1892
NLB/7/447Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society21 February 1893
NLB/7/741Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society17 April 1893
NLB/5/1193Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Fellow of the Royal Society25 January 1892
NLB/5/1238Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society2 February 1892
NLB/5/1196Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society25 January 1892
NLB/23/1/143Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1901
NLB/7/888Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1893
NLB/8/582Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Arthur Keen, 4 Raymond Buildings18 November 1893
NLB/8/371Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society10 October 1893
NLB/8/333Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society3 October 1893
NLB/10/303Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1894
NLB/8/576Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society17 November 1893
NLB/8/674Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]6 December 1893
NLB/8/907Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Birt Acres, Clovelly Cottage, Barnet, Herts22 January 1894
NLB/8/1035Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society13 February 1894
NLB/8/1072Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society21 February 1894
NLB/8/1076Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Newton & Company, 3 Fleet Street, E.C.21 February 1894
NLB/11/958Copy letter from Theodore E James, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]8 November 1895
NLB/9/826Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society17 July 1894
NLB/13/485Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons25 September 1896
NLB/13/7Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Rathmore Lodge, Bolton Gardens South, S.W.[28 May 1896]
NLB/13/93Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons8 June 1896
NLB/13/8Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons28 May [1896]
NLB/13/480Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Alfred H Miles, care of Messrs Hutchinson & Company, 34 Paternoster Row, E.C. 25 September 1896
NLB/12/688Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Measham Hall, Atherstone13 April 1894
NLB/12/782Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur Schuster, Fellow of the Royal Society2 May 1896
NLB/12/756Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1896
NLB/14/93Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Gilmerton, Ventnor, Isle of Wight4 January 1897
NLB/14/59Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Secretaries of the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, W.18 December 1896
RR/15/85Second referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun, January 22, 1898, observations at Visiadrug' by Joseph Norman Lockyer, Captain Chisholm-Batten and Alexander PedlerFebruary 1901
RR/15/80Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun, January 22, 1898, observations at Visiadrug' by Joseph Norman Lockyer, Captain Chisholm-Batten and Alexander PedlerFebruary 1900
RR/15/41Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'A trichomic case of colour blindness' by Frederick Eldridge-Green1 May 1901
NLB/14/363Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society23 February 1897
RR/15/222Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on the Croonian Lecture 'Studies in visual sensation' by Conwy Lloyd MorganApril 1901
NLB/14/397Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Joseph Norman Lockyer4 March 1897
NLB/14/459Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Galzebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society15 March 1897
RR/15/240Referee's report by Shelford Bidwell, on a paper 'Contributions to the study of "hicker" Part II' by T C Porter30 October 190114 November 1901
NLB/19/795Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Mr Rex20 December 1899
NLB/15/69Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society[June 1897]
NLB/15/251Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society23 July 1897
NLB/20/144Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, St Martin's Lane12 February 1900
NLB/15/645Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Howard Darwin, Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, and Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer Fellow of the Royal Society11 November 1897
NLB/20/559Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society22 May 1900
NLB/15/804Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, St Martin's Lane, W.C. 13 December 1897
NLB/18/777Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain W de W Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society11 May 1899
NLB/17/459Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society3 November 1898
NLB/19/95Copy letter from the Royal Society, to an unknown correspondent17 June 1899
NLB/17/526Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society14 November 1898
NLB/16/875Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Mr Francis Galton, Fellow of the Royal Society, 42 Rutland Gate, S.W.24 June 1898
NLB/19/363Copy letter from the Secretary of the Royal Society, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society28 August 1899
NLB/18/425Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain W de W Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society8 March 1899
NLB/19/26Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Fellow of the Royal Society5 June 1899
NLB/18/668Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 April 1899
NLB/19/202Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs West, Newman & Company12 July 1899
NLB/18/377Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor T E Thorpe, Fellow of the Royal Society1 March 1899
NLB/19/410Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Rathmore Lodge, Bolton Gardens South, Earl's Court, S.W. 25 September 1899
NLB/18/656Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr A D Waller, Fellow of the Royal Society17 April 1899
NLB/19/858Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society9 January 1900
NLB/20/67Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William de Wiveleslie Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society25 January 1900
NLB/20/172Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society17 February 1900
NLB/20/95Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society30 January 1900
NLB/22/35Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney15 February 1901
NLB/20/424Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]25 April 1900
NLB/20/739Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons28 June 1900
NLB/22/256Copy telegram from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Sir William de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, 'Science and Art', London[March 1901]
NLB/21/313Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Board of Education, S.W.25 October 1900
NLB/22/18Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society12 February 1901
NLB/21/183Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Board of Education, South Kensington, S.W.20 September 1900
NLB/22/351Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de [Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society30 April 1901
NLB/22/137Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir [William de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society9 March 1901
NLB/21/582Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society12 December 1900
NLB/21/631Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society20 December 1900
NLB/23/1/203Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society9 October 1901
NLB/23/1/360Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society31 October 1901
NLB/23/2/144Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society4 December 1901
NLB/23/1/324Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society24 October 1901
NLB/23/2/324Copy letter sent from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society6 May 1903
NLB/23/2/412Copy letter sent from Joseph Larmor, to William de Wiveleslie Abney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 December 1903
NLB/25/621Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1902
NLB/25/794Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society5 January 1903
NLB/24/481Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Principal Assistant Secretary, Board of Education (Secondary Branch), South Kensington23 May 1902
NLB/31/201Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1905
NLB/25/774Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Board of Education, S.W. 23 December 1902
NLB/25/798Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Charles Vernon Boys, Professor John Wesley Judd, and Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, [Fellows of the Royal Society]5 January 1903
NLB/26/469Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society25 March 1903
NLB/28/461Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 March 1904
NLB/28/678Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society30 April 1904
NLB/31/161Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society4 July 1905
NLB/32/72Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, Fellow of the Royal Society21 December 1905
NLB/32/137Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, Fellow of the Royal Society12 January 1906
NLB/29/598Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society11 November 1904
NLB/45/13Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] de W [Wiveleslie] Abney KCB, FRS6 December 1911
NLB/29/784Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society9 December 1904
NLB/33/615Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society10 October 1906
NLB/37/206Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] de W [Wiveleslie] Abney KCB, FRS14 February 1908
NLB/38/156Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Hugh Kerr Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society, and others20 June 1908
NLB/39/222Copy letter from John Rose Bradford to Sir Henry Cunynghame, KCB14 December 1908
NLB/39/766Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] de W [Wiveleslie] Abney KBC, Fellow of the Royal Society9 March 1909
NLB/38/653Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 October 1908
NLB/46/180Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society21 June 1912
NLB/40/652Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Abney KCB, FRS 14 July 1909
NLB/41/653Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal SocietyJanuary 1910
NLB/38/758Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abey, Fellow of the Royal Society31 October 1908
NLB/41/143Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society22 October 1909
NLB/42/487Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] de W [Wiveleslie] Abney, KCB, FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society]21 June 1910
NLB/42/161Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Secretary, The Imperial Merchant Service Guild, The Arcade, Lord Street, Liverpool15 April 1910
NLB/42/470Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [John] Rose Bradford, Sec RS 17 June 1910
NLB/43/147Copy telegram from Royal Society, to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society[November 1910]
NLB/43/213Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society22 November 1910
NLB/44/121Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Glass Workers' Cataract Committee, Sir W [William] de W [Wiveleslie] Abney KCB, FRS 9 May 1911
NLB/44/503Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] de W [Wiveleslie] Abney KCB FRS 20 July 1911
NLB/45/28Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir W [William] de W [Wiveleslie] Abney KCB, FRS11 December 1911
NLB/46/229Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1912
NLB/46/191Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society24 June 1912
NLB/46/479Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society7 August 1912
NLB/46/669Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society14 October 1912
NLB/48/823Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir [William de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society20 October 1913
NLB/48/489Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society11 July 1913
NLB/48/842Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society23 October 1913
NLB/50/376Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]26 June 1914
NLB/51/500Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir William Abney KCB, FRS13 April 1915
NLB/59/754Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, FRS9 November 1920
RR/20/27Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'The preparation of eye-preserving glass for spectacles' by William CrookesNovember 1913
RR/19/53Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'On the relative visibility of the different colours of the spectrum' by The Physical Society of Glasgow University25 October 1912
RR/20/1Referee's report by John Henry Poynting, on a paper 'A case of abnormal trichromatic colour vision due to a shift in the spectrum of the green-sensation curve' by William de Wiveleslie Abney and W WatsonJuly 1913
NLB/54/313Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Hugh Longbourne] Callendar, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee and FRS30 March 1917
RR/22/2Referee's report by Richard Tetley Glazebrook on a paper 'The threshold of vision for different coloured lights' by William de Wiveleslie Abney and W WatsonJune 1915
RR/9/107Referee's report by Edward James Stone, on a paper 'On the total solar eclipse of May 17, 1882' by William DeWiveleslie Abney and Arthur Schuster3 April 1883
RR/11/138Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'Stellar photometry' by W J Dibdin26 March 1892
RR/8/270Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the influence of the atomic grouping in the molecules of organic bodies on their absorption in the infra-red region of the spectrum' by William de Wiveleslie Abney and Edward Robert Festing3 March 1881
RR/10/4Referee's report by Charles Pritchard, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney28 June 1887
RR/10/8Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on an untraced paper 'On the absorption of light by the atmosphere' by William de Wiveleslie Abneynd [1887]
RR/9/323Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on the Bakerian Lecture 'Colour photometry' by William de Wivelesile Abney and Edward Robert Festing1886
RR/9/179Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'On a new standard of illumination and the measurement of light' by William Henry Preece21 July 1883
RR/9/274Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'The absorption spectra of the alkaloids' by Walter Noel Hartley1885
RR/9/322Referee's report by Augustus George Vernon Harcourt, on the Bakerian Lecture 'Colour photometry' by William de Wivelesile Abney and Edward Robert Festing12 April 1886
RR/10/117Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Colour photometry.—Part II. The measurement of reflected colours' by William De Wiveleslie Abney and Edward Robert Festing5 July 1888
RR/10/118Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh, on a paper 'Colour photometry.—Part II. The measurement of reflected colours' by William De Wiveleslie Abney and Edward Robert Festing[1888]
RR/10/123Referee's report by William De Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'The radio-micrometer' by Charles Vernon Boys17 April 1888
NLB/58/634Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Chairman of the Glassworkers Cataract Committee and FRS31 May 1920
NLB/58/486Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William de Wive Leslie Abney, Chairman of the Glassworkers Cataract Committee and FRS11 May 1920
RR/11/106Referee's report by Richard Tetley Glazebrook, on a paper 'Transmission of sunlight through earth’s atmosphere' by William de Wiveleslie Abney14 June 1892
RR/13/2Referee's report by Edward James Stone, on a paper 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of April 16th, 1893' by William De Wiveleslie Abney and Thomas Edward Thorpe19 May 1896
RR/13/1Referee's report by Arthur Schuster, on a paper 'On the determination of the photometric intensity of the coronal light during the solar eclipse of April 16th, 1893' by William De Wiveleslie Abney and Thomas Edward Thorpe5 May 1896
RR/12/314Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on an unnamed paper by F W Edridge-Green19 February 1894
RR/13/60Referee's report by William de Wivelselie Abney, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun, 1896.— The Novaya-Zemlya observations' by Joseph Norman Lockyer and George Baden-PowellDecember 1896
RR/12/412Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'On the temperature of the carbons of the electric arc; with a note on the temperature of the Sun. Experiments made at Daramona, Streete, Co. Westmeath' by William Edward Wilson and P L Gray[1895]
RR/13/217Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'The total solar eclipse of August 9, 1896.- Report on the expedition to Kiö Island' by Joseph Norman Lockyer31 May 1897
RR/13/164Referee's report by Michael Foster, on a paper 'The sensitiveness of the retina to light and colour' by William De Wiveleslie Abney6 June 1897
RR/13/163Referee's report by Shelford Bidwell, on a paper 'The sensitiveness of the retina to light and colour' by William De Wiveleslie Abney24 May 1897
RR/8/217Referee's report by Henry Clifton Sorby, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On photographic method of mapping the least refrangible end of the solar spectrum' by William de Wiveleslie Abney28 January 1880
RR/14/112Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'The colour sensations in terms of luminosity' by William De Wiveleslie Abneynd [June 1899]
RR/17/423Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'A study of the use of photographic plates for the recording of position' by Charles Edward Kenneth MeesJuly 1909
RR/14/192Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'The piscian stars' by Joseph Norman Lockyernd [January 1900]
RR/14/223Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'An experimental research on some standards of light' by Joseph Ernest Petavel25 September 1899
RR/14/231Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'On the constitution of the electric spark' by Arthur Schuster and Gustav Hemsalechnd [March 1899]
NLB/57/177Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [ de Wiveleslie] Abney, FRS, KCB7 August 1919
RR/22/1Referee's report by John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh on a paper 'The threshold of vision for different coloured lights' by William de Wiveleslie Abney and W WatsonJune 1915
NLB/68/511Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Karl Pearson, FRS23 July 1925
RR/9/108Referee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the total solar eclipse of May 17, 1882' by William DeWiveleslie Abney and Arthur Schuster7 May 1883
RR/10/5Referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney28 July 1887
MS/427/84Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [George] M. Whipple Esq., Kew Observatory20 January 1881
IM/000015Abney, Sir William de Wivelesliend
CMP/6/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society30 October 1884
NLB/50/319Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir [William de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1914
NLB/13/405Copy letter from A H White, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], [Secretary, Royal Society]21 August 1896
NLB/8/268Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society10 August 1893
CMB/10/13Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract committee8 December 1909
CMB/10/28Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee10 November 1913
CMB/10/24Minutes, meeting of the Glassworkers' Cataract Committee27 November 1911
NLB/65/54Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS19 July 1923
NLB/5/994Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain William de Wiveleslie Abney, [Fellow of the Royal Society]3 November 1891
NLB/2/391Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Drake & Gorham, 2 Princes Mansions, Victoria Street, S.W.28 May 1888
NLB/1/623Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]10 October 1887
NLB/6/485Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster21 May 1892
NLB/6/477Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Captain [William de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1892
NLB/6/483Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]20 May 1892
NLB/12/393Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Andrew Ainslie Common, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary, Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Royal Astronomical Society13 February 1896
RR/15/47Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'Wave-length determinations & general results obtained from a detailed examination of spectra photographed at the solar eclipse of Jan. 22 1898' by John EvershedFebruary 1901
RR/15/211Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun, May 28, 1900; Account of the observations made by the solar physics observatory eclipse expedition and the officers and men of H.M.S. "Theseus", at Santa Pola, Spain' by Norman Lockyer9 October 1901
RR/16/246Referee's report by George James Burch, on a paper 'Modified apparatus for the measurement of colour and its application to the determination of the colour sensations' by William de Wiveslie AbneyMay 1905
RR/16/247Referee's report by William Watson, on a paper 'Modified apparatus for the measurement of colour and its application to the determination of the colour sensations' Sir William de Wiveleslie AbneyMay 1905
NLB/22/225Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [de Wiveleslie] Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society27 March 1901
NLB/28/282Copy letter from Professor Joseph Larmor, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney11 February 1904
NLB/34/755Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Herbert Hall Turner, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1907
NLB/40/693Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Joseph Larmor, Secretary RS 19 July 1909
RR/17/36Referee's report by William de Wiveleslie Abney, on a paper 'On observations on hue perception' by F W Edridge-Green[June 1906]
RR/10/6Second referee's report by George Downing Liveing, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney6 May 1883
RR/14/111Referee's report by Augustus Desiré Waller, on a paper 'The colour sensations in terms of luminosity' by William De Wiveleslie Abneynd [April 1899]
NLB/6New Letter Book volume 6, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration5 February 1892-9 November 1892
NLB/6/852Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]22 July 1892
NLB/8/578Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Arthur Keen, 4 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn, W.C.17 November 1893
NLB/20/71Copy letter from Michael Foster and Arthur William Rucker, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Government Grant Board B24 January 1900
NLB/20/93Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor George Carey Foster, Fellow for the Royal Society 30 January 1900
NLB/20/66Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker and Michael Foster, to Captain Edmond Herbert Grove-Hills, Secretary to the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee, Burlington House, W. 24 January 1900
NLB/21/731Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney, Fellow of the Royal Society19 January 1901
RR/10/7Letter from William de Wiveleslie Abney, to John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, regarding a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney9 August 1887
IM/000008British Association Meeting in Newcastle1889
EC/1876/05Abney, Sir William de Wiveleslie: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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